Pride in London Parade

Pride in London Parade

#AllOurPride – London Pride 2022

This year is a highly significant year for the Pride movement and the LGBTQ+ community as it is the celebration to commemorate 50 years since the first Pride march took place in the United Kingdom. This year’s Pride in London parade take place on Saturday 2nd July.

Over the last 50 years the movement has truly evolved; the campaign this year will aim to celebrate and commemorate this evolution, acknowledging those who have championed the movement and those who still stand for the rights of the LGBTQ+ community today. The campaign will also direct its attention to the next 50 years and recognise the fact that the community still faces daily challenges and tribulations nationally and globally.

This year’s campaign slogan is #AllOurPride, recognising and embracing the many intersecting ways that the LGBTQ+ community and allies celebrate Pride, and commemorating 50 years since the first march took place in the UK back in 1972.

The details for this year’s parade are as follows:

Start - Hyde Park Corner - 12.00 noon

Finish - Whitehall Place 18.00

The Pride in London parade will see over 600 LGBTQ+ community groups march, with 30,000 people registered overall this year.

Stages and areas are dotted all around the city and here are the main places you will find a large variety of entertainment, food, and drink stalls and much more:

Golden Square
Stage, variety of stalls, beverages & food. Featuring a variety of performances, speakers and entertainers.

Trafalgar Square
Stage, variety of stalls, beverages & food. Featuring a variety of performances, speakers and entertainers.

Leicester Square
Stage, variety of stalls, beverages & food. Featuring a variety of performances, speakers and entertainers.

Dean Street, Soho
Stage - Featuring a variety of performances, speakers and entertainers.

Soho Square
Wide selection of stalls

Family Area
St Giles Church Yard, dedicated family area with activities and performances for parents with children

Where to Watch
This year the parade runs along from Hyde Park Corner, through Piccadilly Circus, down Haymarket and along Pall Mall to Trafalgar Square, culminating at Whitehall Place. You can view the map here. Attendees are invited to watch from any of the designated public spaces along the route.

Travelling to Central London
Travel into and around Central London on 2nd July will be extremely busy, so please take extra caution and plan where possible to avoid delays.

If you’re coming to our vibrant city for celebrate Pride in London and need somewhere to stay then look no further than Mercure London Paddington to rest your weary head after you immerse yourself in what promises to be an event to remember. We highly recommend that you don’t miss this spectacular event; not only does it show support for LGBTQ+ family but there are sure to be some amazing selfie opportunities all around the city.

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